The Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system has been compared to the American THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) anti-missile system in China. Sina portal named advantages of Russian development.
The publication notes that THAAD is designed to intercept medium and long-range ballistic missiles. The system is capable of intercepting missiles in the upper atmosphere. Complexes can be combined into a single network, which allows you to protect a vast territory.
The S-400 complex is positioned as a regional air defense system. The author of the material emphasizes that the Russian system can only intercept targets in the lower atmosphere. This provides the S-400 with the versatility that can engage ballistic missiles, drones and cruise missiles.
“In terms of overall functionality, the Russian S-400 is more like a universal complex. Therefore, despite the fact that a fragmentation method is used to intercept at medium and long distances, which is not as powerful as the kinetic interception of the American THAAD, its advantage is that the Russian air defense system is capable of multitasking, ”sums up Sina.
Earlier, Popular Mechanics magazine described the use of the promising B-21 Raider bomber against the S-400. The publication suggested that the plane would be able to fly past a Russian-developed system.
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